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An Enduring Enigma

One summer night the skies turned so luminescent
that people in London could plainly read
their newspapers at midnight without artificial
lights.

Thousands of miles away, Semen Semenov,
a farmer in the Krasnoyarsk region of central Siberia
saw an enormous fire appearing in the sky,
high and wide over the boreal forest,
and then a muffled thump came and he was thrown
a few yards. There was terrifying loud noise
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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: mystery,science
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For further reading:

John Baxter, Thomas Atkins, “The Fire Came By: The Riddle of the Great Siberian Explosion”, London: Macdonald and Jane’s,1975

Luca Gasperini, Enrico Bonatti and Giuseppe Longo “The Tunguska Mystery”, article in “Scientific American”, June 30,2008
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